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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

hi there

 

ive been making tiered cakes but noticed when its time to cut it up the tiers get stuck to the top of the next tier

 

heres how i do it

cake board cake,  then dowels,  then little bit of royal icing then cake board cake etc 

 

am i doing it wrong?

 

the bottom fondant always gets stuck to the bottom of the top cake board.

 

if i dont use the royal icing or butter cream etc wont the top cake just slide right off?

post #2 of 24
The way I do my cake is cake dowel rods then I put butter cream on top of dowel rods then my board and cake and so on. I do that so that the cake will have support but want really stick and also you don't have to put anything on the bottom of the board if u don't like
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

okay i might try that next time thanks

 

just so unsightly when cutting up when the fondant gets stuck

 

do you mean the bottom as in to stick the cake to the board?

post #4 of 24

I do the same as countrygirl and mine always seem ok ;-)

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post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
Any other suggestions or help from anyone?
post #6 of 24
I think the royal icing is causing your issue. I usually don't put anything between my tiers
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
How one earth Is it stable with nothing holding the boards and cake together?
post #8 of 24
I cut my support dowels to just a teensy bit below the fondant of my base tier. This way the top tier is still basically resting on the bottom tier, but still supported by the dowels. And if the cake will be moved in a vehicle I usually use a center dowel through the whole thing.
post #9 of 24
Just use SPS and your problem is solved.
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by leah_s View Post

Just use SPS and your problem is solved.

I used SPS for the first time August 3 and I love it!!!!!  I'm so glad I bought the system.

post #11 of 24

I agree with Leah, I bought the sps and I love it. Its not expensive either. I sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top my tiers, and the sps plates don't stick and pull up the icing when you lift the sps off.

post #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
Sps isn't a avaiable or sold here in Australia
post #13 of 24

I don't see why you wouldn't be able to order it from US and have it shipped to AUSTRALIA. You would just have to make sure you get your parts back when you make a cake,so you wouldn't have to purchase more than one set.

post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
Yeh could do that but he pillars are 4" and our cakes are 3" so I'd have to cut a inch of each pillar
post #15 of 24

Ok...so cut them....You aren't going to find anything that perfectly fits your cake and requires no work. Cutting is really simple with a miter box and handsaw. I just bought one for $7

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